1925 – He was born on the 20th of October.
1942-1945 – He served with the Marines as part of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing.
– Buchwald enrolled at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on the G.I. Bill, despite not having his high school diploma. At USC he was managing editor of the campus magazine Wampus; he also wrote a column for the college newspaper, the Daily Trojan.
1948 – He left USC and bought a one-way ticket to Paris. Eventually, he got a job as a correspondent for Variety in Paris.
1949 – In January, he took a sample column to the offices of the European edition of The New York Herald Tribune.
1962 – Buchwald returned to the United States and was syndicated by Tribune Media Services.
1982 – Buchwald’s syndicated newspaper column won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
2000 – At age 74, Buchwald suffered a stroke that left him in the hospital for more than two months.
2006 – Buchwald invited Diane Rehm to interview him. During the show, which aired on the 24th of February, he revealed his decision to discontinue hemodialysis, which had previously been initiated to treat renal failure secondary to diabetes mellitus.
2007 – Buchwald died of kidney failure on the 17th of January, at his son Joel’s home in Washington, D.C.